Netting a Ticket to the S1 Awards

Tuesday 25 Apr 2017


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At Firefish, we love nothing more than a good party, especially a good party to celebrate our friends!  We had the chance to have just that at the 6th annual S1 Jobs Awards.  It was an exciting occasion for us, as not only were we in the running for an award, several of our friends were too!  We were shortlisted for ‘Best Use of Social Media as Part of a Recruitment Campaign’, for our hashtag #swimwiththebest, and Friends of the Fish Primo Associates, Search Consultancy and Denholm Associates were also up for awards.  Firefish CEO Wendy was honoured to be invited to be a member of the judging panel, but in the interests of fairness was exiled from the room whilst judging for our category took place.

 

On the night, we rounded up a few of our newly promoted fish and sent them along to the Crowne Plaza Hotel with our guest, Jackie from Denholm Associates.  Christine, Louise and Vicki joined Jackie for the sparkling reception and some photobooth silliness before a three course dinner was served.  Once the last of the mini desserts had been hoovered up, it was time for the main event!

 

The Brochure for the S1 Awards, with a Firefish Photobooth Photo

 

S1 Sales Director Gavin Mochan welcomed everyone, and introduced the host for the evening, Glasgow funnyman Kevin Bridges.   Kicking off the evening with his trademark dry Glaswegian humour, Kevin then invited Firefish CEO Wendy onto the stage to present the Apprentice/Graduate Award to EGGER (UK), with T.O.M. Vehicle Rental scooping a commendation.  The awards came thick and fast after that, with 18 winners picking up the coveted S1 Jobs Awards trophy, and five commendations going to worthy finalists.

 

Wendy on stage at the S1 Awards 2017

 

Despite having a table near the back of the hall, the fishes definitely made their presence felt when our friends were up for awards.  The Firefish team were over the moon to be able to cheer on Primo Associates as they picked up the trophy for Best Newcomer.

 

Primo Associates Win Best Newcomer

 

In the ‘Best Use of Social Media as Part of a Recruitment Campaign’, Firefish Software received a special commendation from the judges, for our fun and on brand use of the hashtag to encourage applications.  Our plaque will get pride of place in the Aquarium (although maybe not quite as prominent as our giant deckchair).

 

The Firefish Team pick up their commendation

 

Once the awards were wrapped up, it was time for more drinks and dancing – Wendy was reunited with the other fishes to drink and dance into the small hours.  Drink like a fish is a phrase for a reason!  Surprisingly, come Friday morning there were no sore heads or grumpy faces – it’s hard to be miserable when you’ve had such a fantastic night!

 

The Fishes Pose With Their Commendation

 

All in all, the S1 Jobs Awards were an amazing experience for us fishes, and we can’t wait for next year!  If you can’t wait till next year, tweet us @firefishnow to find out what events we’ll be attending in 2017, or book a swim around our software here.